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  1. Library Resource
    Reports & Research
    December, 2003
    Africa

    Africa is the fastest urbanizing region in the world, with the population doubling almost every

    20 years. The rural population is growing at a rate of 2.5 per cent per annum, while the urban

    population is experiencing 5-10 per cent growth per annum. Urbanization becomes a source

    of concern when the challenges it poses are far beyond the national management capacity.

  2. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    Ethiopia, Africa, Eastern Africa

    Though a lot has been done and achieved in erosion research and control in Kenya, most of the erosion research methods have in the past put emphasis more on quantifying soil loss or measuring soil erosion, rather than pinpointing to areas that are likely to suffer soil erosion. In most cases the erosion processes have been assumed to occur in a uniform manner at all levels of the landscape hierarchy, and hence the results of one level observation can be factored to cover other levels for which data was not collected.

  3. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003
    Indonesia

    The biggest challenges in establishing timber plantations in Indonesia concern a range of social aspects, in particular those dealing with people living inside concessions and in the areas surrounding plantations. CIFOR’s research shows that a sustainable supply of timber may be achievable through partnership schemes that encourage companies and local communities to work together in sharing both the benefits and risks of investing in plantations.

  4. Library Resource
    Conference Papers & Reports
    December, 2003

    Econometric and simulation analyses indicate that land degradation does not threaten agricultural productivity growth and food security at the global level, but problems exist in some areas. Improving market performance could reduce erosion-induced yield losses to 0.1 percent per year and the number of hungry people in less-developed countries by 5 percent over 10 years.

  5. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    December, 2003

    This review addresses the issue of whether global intellectual property protection regimes are hindering access to agricultural biotechnologies by developing countries. It is assumed that harmonization of worldwide legislation and regulations on intellectual property rights will continue. As such, emphasis is placed on the ways in which developing countries are or should be dealing with these issues.

  6. Library Resource
    Journal Articles & Books
    October, 2003

    The Medford City Council recognized the need to identify and manage its wetlands as a result of theCity’s revision of the Environmental Element of the Medford Comprehensive Plan in 2000. TheEnvironmental Element was further refined relative to the wetland protection program early in 2003. [From the Document]
    169 pp. Bookmarks supplied by UO. Published October 31, 2003. Captured January 4, 2008.

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